Month: July 2006

Commit this to Memory

Well, tomorrow is my last day at Targetbase as an Intern for the summer. YES!!!!! The summer has been pretty good living down here in Dallas. I have really liked living in downtown Dallas and meeting people through basketball and swimming and all that bidness, but I am ready to get back to Oklahoma and specifically Stillwater. Tomorrow, I only have to be here until noon or so. It’s crazy that I have been down here for two months and it is nearly August. This summer, Kurtis and I emailed eachother several times a day and I totaled up our emails and it reached an astonishing 334 total e-mails I received from him. Besides playing spider solitaire too much, listening to Itunes, balancing on a Razor scooter, enjoying the “super space,” and doing surveys like no other, overall, the internship was a little less structured than most internships I am assuming. I didn’t really do a whole lot for the analytic department but I did help out with the technology department quite a bit. I have kind of learned about what happens at a marketing agency and have found out a few things about what I want to do and what I don’t want to do… we’ll see where my senior year in college takes me. Everything is still way up in the air with my future. I honestly don’t know what I am going to do after next May. I am not really too worried right now, because I know things will work out in the end so I am just going to enjoy my last year in college most definitely. I wouldn’t mind giong a few more years, but I am cut off after this next year. There should be more updates before school gets underway, but a little less frequent because I won’t be sitting at a computer for 9 hours a day.

…so here is to what this next year brings everyone including myself… cheers!

Old School…

I went to check my yahoo e-mail just a second ago and accidently clicked “Drafts” on my options in my e-mail. Apparently I haven’t really checked that e-mail in sometime… I found this draft that I had written when I was 17, 4 years ago… crazy go nuts. It is a survey, me and kurtis’ favorite kind of e-mail…. peep it… The exact date of this e-mail that I wrote but never sent is Aug 11, 2002.

1. What time is it? 6:27 pm
2. Name that appears on your birth certificate: Ryan Kinsey Doonkeen
3. Nicknames: Dooney, Dooner, Hey Kid!!!
4. Number of candles that will appear on your next birthday cake:18
5. Date that you will blow them out: Nov 21st
6. Kids: In the future, yes…when I’m married.
7. Pets: Lilly, a weiner dog
8. Eye color: Blue
9. Hair color: Brown                                                                                     10.Piercings:   None                                                                                                        
11.Tattoos: None, as well.                                                          
12. Activities: Baseball, Cross Country, STUCO, C.A.R.E., NHS…the works
13. Favorite color: Mother of Pearl
14. Hometown: Midwest City, OK
15. Current residence: Oklahoma City, OK                                            
16. Favorite food: Homemade Tamales                                                  
17. Been suspended: Nope                                                                     
18. Been toilet-papered: Yes, quite a bit.
19. Most embarrassing moment: I don’t know if it is embarrassing, but I will always remember 1st day of 1st grade, I walked into the room and my lunch spilled everywhere.
20. Been in a car accident: Nope
21. Croutons or bacon bits: Bacon Bits
22. Sprite or 7-up: If I had to choose, Sprite                                            
23. Favorite movies: Tommy Boy and Shawshank Redemption
24. Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
25. Favorite day of the week:
26. Favorite word or phrase: “If you want me to take a !@#$ in a box and slap a garauntee on it, I will…I’ve got spare time” —Chris Farley  
27. Favorite toothpaste: I’m guessing Crest
28. Favorite restaurant: On The Border
29. Favorite flowers: Can’t say I have a favorite                                       
30. Favorite cola: Dr. Pepper
31. Favorite TV shows to watch: SNL, MAD TV, Seinfeld                      
32. Preferred type of ice cream: Chocolate Almond
33. Favorite Sesame Street Character: Ernie                                       
34. Disney or Warner Bros: Warner Brothers
35. Favorite fast food restaurant: Taco Bueno                                       
36. What color is your bedroom carpet: Somewhat White or Gray, either one                                                                                                     
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test: Once, something about speeding in a school zone…I don’t know.
38. Who is the last person you got e-mail from before
this: A guy by the name of Jeff Massie
39. Have you ever been convicted of a crime: Nope
40. What single store would you choose to max out your credit card in? Old Navy or Pet’s Mart
41. What do you do most often when you are bored: Get on the Computer                                                                                                   
42. Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest: Phillip—-France                                                                                         
43. Most annoying thing people ask me: ” I don’t think you are old enough to drive!”                                                                                          
44. Bedtime: After Seinfeld
45. Who will respond the quickest: No one, considering I am probably the last.                                                                                                       

46. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond to this email? I really don’t know.
47. Favorite sport: Baseball
48. Last person you went out to dinner with: My friends Jeff and Isaiah
49. Last movie you saw: Signs                                                                

50. Time when you finished this: 6:56 pm


Play Ball!!

Through all the excitement this weekend. I managed to get my hands on 2 pairs of tickets to the Yankees vs. Rangers game on Tuesday. They are lower level tickets and I got them for very cheap and a free parking pass thanks to CRAIGSLIST. For those of you who are unaware of Craigs List. It is comparable to a giant garage sale, only this one is on the internet. It is awesome! Some might say that is rivals ebay to the upmost.



Here are our seats… not too bad….

Should be a good time. If anyone wants to come down and go with me. I have an extra ticket that I will be selling at the game, but if you want it, it is yours free of charge….

L.G. Fuad

Where shall we begin….

I’ll start with Friday morning. I get up normal time and get in my truck. Everything is fine and even the trip to work went smooth as compared to some days when traffic is nuts. On Friday’s, I get off around 12:30 because of how summer hours work around here, so 12:30 I walk down to my truck get in, turn the key and it won’t start. It’s not the battery I know because it keeps spinning but just won’t fire. I call Pops to see what he thinks and tells me to call a wrecker and take it to a Ford dealer. I do so, free of charge thanks to Cingular and I go to the Ford dealer. I leave the truck with them and walk like a mile and a half to Taco Bueno because I am starving and I wait for my roommate John to come and pick me up. This was around 5 when he picked me up. It made for a long afternoon. Flash forward past Friday evening to Saturday morning. I get a call from the dealership and they say the fuel pump is out and it is gonna be 700 dollars to replace. No thanks. I borrow John’s truck, go to dealer, call another tow truck and take it to Pep Boys where they charge significantly less to do the same thing. I could keep going but to get to the end, Sunday came around and my truck was ready.

A long weekend, several hundred dollars later, a stiff drink or two and my truck is working again…

**note: Throughout this whole process, I didn’t get upset or frustrated or anything because I knew there wasn’t anything I could do about it. Baby steps, my friends, baby steps.